The Big Mob

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Step 1.

Peel your chorizo and finely crumble it into a pan. Fry on a low heat for 5 mins until it starts going crispy and the oils have been released. Peel and finely slice the onions.

Step 2.

Remove the chorizo with a slotted spoon and add the onions. Add a pinch of salt and cook on a low heat for 25 mins until your onions have caramelised.

Step 3.

Meanwhile, mince your garlic and slice the cherry tomatoes in half.

Step 4.

Add in the tomatoes, chilli flakes and garlic before cooking it down for a further 10 mins until the tomatoes are softened.

Step 5.

Deglaze the pan with red wine and add dark brown sugar. Cook for 10 mins until thickened to a thick, jammy consistency.

Step 6.

Season with salt, then leave to cool.

Step 7.

Finely dice your gherkin.

Step 8.

Combine the mayo, mustard, ketchup, gherkins and ½ tsp smoked paprika in a bowl. Set that aside for later.

Step 9.

Finely shred your iceberg lettuce.

Step 10.

Season the mince with salt, mixing it loosely with your hands without compressing it too much

Step 11.

Divide your meat into 8 equal-sized pieces. Roll your mince into a rough ball, then place it on a very hot flat top. Flatten the patty with the base of a heavy pan and fry for 2 mins until its deeply caramelised. You want your burgers to be very flat and crisp.

Step 12.

Flip over your patties and add your slice of cheese. Next, you're going to want to pour a splash of water on the flat top before quickly placing a lid over the burger so that the cheese gets steamed. Cook the patty for 2 mins like this until the cheese has melted and the base is caramelised.

Step 13.

Toast your buns. Add chorizo chutney to the base, then layer on your shredded iceberg. Place your two patties on top of the lettuce, then spread your burger sauce on the lid of your bun and place that on top. Serve.

500g Chorizo Sausage
3 Large Onions
2 Garlic Cloves
200g Cherry Tomatoes
1 Tbsp Chilli Flakes
400ml Red Wine
75g Dark Brown Sugar
50ml Mayonnaise
15ml American Mustard
10ml Ketchup
½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
25g Gherkins
800g 12% Beef Mince
8 Slices of American Cheese
¼ Head of Iceberg Lettuce
4 Seeded Buns
Olive Oil